Days after director Bill Condon revealed the upcoming remake of “Bride of Frankenstein” was targeting a February production start, the project has now been delayed.
Deadline reports that Universal Pictures has hit pause on pre-production on the project so that screenwriter David Koepp can perform rewrites on the script. In a statement about this second film in their ‘Dark Universe’ initiative, they say:
“After thoughtful consideration, Universal Pictures and director Bill Condon have decided to postpone Bride of Frankenstein. None of us want to move too quickly to meet a release date when we know this special movie needs more time to come together. Bill is a director whose enormous talent has been proven time and again, and we all look forward to continuing to work on this film together.”
Universal also confirmed that the film will not make its previously-set February 14th 2019 release date, with an untitled Blumhouse horror film to be slotted in there instead.